Saratoga Springs, New York
Organization: Skidmore College Sustainability Office
Type of opportunity: Full-time, temporary, renewable appointment
Duties: The Sustainability Fellow will assist in recruiting and managing student staff in the North Woods Stewards Program, Sustainability Representatives, composting, bike share, garden, and other programs. He/she will create and carry out various educational events and programs related to sustainability, including annual campus-wide events such as Skidmore Unplugged, The Big Green Scream, and Earth Week. The Fellow will also assist in managing internal and external communications for the Skidmore Sustainability Office, aid in sustainability assessment which includes collecting data for a greenhouse gas inventory, and assist the Campus Sustainability Subcommittee in a variety of ways. The Fellow will have an excellent opportunity to make an impact both on the ongoing operations of the College and on the development of future leaders.
Desired qualifications: BA or BS, strong written and verbal skills, a creative approach to problem solving, and comfort in working with students, faculty, and staff from across the College. The successful candidate should have skills in designing and facilitating programs, projects, and events related to sustainability, and experience with land stewardship is desirable.
Skidmore College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their work, and we encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations to apply.
Start dates: June 6, 2016
Salary/pay: $17.75 – $18.50 per hour commensurate with experience.
Link to more information: View the job announcement and apply online.
How to apply: Candidates should submit all materials online including a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (attach under “other”), transcripts for the highest degree completed and a list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of perspectives in the office and college and how their skills, knowledge, and leadership approach will help advance sustainability at Skidmore.